Lulu James – “Closer (12″ Mix)”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 20, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Following the release of her Be Safe/Stuck EP in 2012, English songstress Lulu James has been hailed a visionary of 21st century soul. James’s sound is indebted to an array of genres that span generations; in “Closer,” hesitant early-techno synth lines introduce the song and carry James’s voice into the explosive, danceable chorus. The new single sounds like the reincarnate of a soulful disco ballad steeped in waves of modern electro-funk. Check it out below.